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Is taking whey protein before a workout bad?

Friends have told me that I should consume whey protein shake before and after workout. They said this would be effective for building up muscles. However, I have read from a website that I should ...
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Is there a connection between general fitness/workout gain and body hair?

It might be a silly question but something that have been bugging me for many years now. Pretty much all male athletes (regardless of their discipline) look pretty much like newborn babies with the ...
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Are ninja tuck jumps safe?

I recently stumbled upon a exercise called "ninja tuck jumps" as shown in this article: 25 Most Deceiving Exercises - Ninja Tuck Jumps See also these videos: Ninja jump with a tuck jump Zuzana ...
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Why aren't fruits allowed on a slow carb diet?

I'm doing a slow carb diet and it says you should avoid fruit (unless its your offday). I'm curious as to why exactly this is the case?
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How does the cyclic-ketogenic diet allow weight loss and muscle gain?

The common notion is that in order to gain muscle you must be a "calorie surplus", and in order to burn fat/lose weight you must be a in a "calorie deficit. However the cyclic-ketogenic diet claims ...
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BMR+Harris-benedict equation: case of negative output

I was using the BMR and Harris benedict equations. I got a negative result when i used the following information just by curiosity: Age: 80 Height :1feet 0 inches (ie 12 inches) weight :22 pounds ...
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Are there reasons you shouldn't do plyometrics workouts barefoot?

As a follow up to this question and answer, are there any reasons why I shouldn't perform a plyometrics workout barefoot? I've tried both, and I definitely feel more stress on my feet when barefoot, ...
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Duration between workout and dinner

I am undergoing with weight training and cardiovascular exercises these days majorly for reducing belly fat and for strengthening muscles as well . After workout i feel hungry so i immediately takes ...
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Is there a weight gain formula for young children?

I am looking for a formula to help me work out the following: On average, how many calories would a 3 year old (weighing 11kg) have to consume daily to weigh 16kg by the time she is 4 years old? The ...
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Is my current lifestyle of biking, eating well, and spend lots of time at a computer.a healthy one?

I think I'm an healthy person. I eat vegetables and fruits everyday (or I try my best to). I also avoid eating meat whenever possible. I ride my bike more than 5 hours a week and I walk 15 minutes ...
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Strength training: what to do when it becomes kind of easy, in order to keep improving

I've been training for several years, stopped for a while then started back but kept working out regularly (4-6 days a week) for the past 2 years. I lift heavy weight, do bodyweight training, skip ...
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Difference between cutting calories and cardio (with regard to fat loss)?

Whenever someone says they are looking to lose weight or burn fat, the universal answer seems to be diet+cardio. I myself am guilty of always recommending people get on a cardio program in addition to ...
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Does lifting more than 5lbs really cause females to bulk?

I recently read an article about a guy who trains many models and actresses and he states that women shouldn't be lifting weights above 5 pounds, and not doing cardio such as spinning, because doing ...
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Why do I get nauseous after working out, but ONLY in the afternoon or early evening?

I have been a regular exerciser for about 3 years now. I'm a 25 year old female weighing 121 lbs at 5'5" (just in case any of this will be pertinent). I typically like to run, bike, speed walk or use ...
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Useful exercises to increase agility/responsiveness for team sports

I have been doing team/ball sports as far as I can remember, even though I was never the star of the team. Consequently it's not very surprising that I did not end up training on pro or semi-pro ...
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Any solid reasoning behind the fitness regime: 1 set, as many reps as possible?

I recently signed up for a new gym closer to where I live. Together with the signup they were offering structuring a workout schedule with a personal trainer, which I gladly took. After talking about ...
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How much time does it take to reduce belly fat?

I read lot of questions on reducing belly fat in this forum. I am also suffering from large fat around my abdomen. i have started exercise (weight training + cardio) and leading with healthy food ...
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What should I do to remove my belly fat?

I saw this question and it is exactly what I am asking. However, there is one issue with me I want to explain. I am only 137 pound. Kind of skinny for a 24 years old guy. But, its been 4-5 years ...
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How to handle a break from StrongLifts?

I have to take a two week break from my Stronglifts program, and I won't have access to the gym or any weights. On the break I will be doing occasional body weight workouts, but for the most part I am ...
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How to find a weight lifting coach?

What's the best way to find a good coach for weight lifting in my area? The trainers in my gym seem to be very big & strong, but not experts in form, or at least not know (at all) how to teach ...
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871 views

How to lose waist fat?

I have been working out for 3 years and am in a good shape. My only problem is that I have extraordinary huge love handles and some belly fat that I can't seem to lose! I workout in the morning 3-5 ...
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Squat form: out or down?

What's the right to squat: Focus on driving up and down, or on sticking one's backside out? From what guys at the gym say, and many pictures online, you need to be sticking yourself out. Yet from ...
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Will taking Vitamin D supplements harm my bodies ability to produce it itself?

It is known that the human body can produce vitamin D itself when exposed to enough sunlight. But will the body downregulate this natural production of vitamin D, if I take a vitamin D supplement? And ...
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Any reason for feeling nausea when working out?

I seldom exercise and hardly even go for a jog. I have been living this way for over 20 years. I have high metabolism and have a body shape of an ectomorph; I am skinny. Recently, I wanted to bulk ...
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Taking BCAAs before workouts - carbs or no carbs?

I'm seeing conflicting information on using BCAAs before a workout. One resource says to take them before a workout with carbs to help get the BCAAs into the muscles due to the insulin boost. Another ...
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What are the ways to reach the optimal running cadence (180 steps per minute)?

I have recently learned that the optimal stride rate is 180 steps per minute. Other than listening to a metronome while running, does anybody have any tips on what can I do to monitor my stride rate ...
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Getting back in shape: beating the odds against sedentary work-routines and team sports mentality

I am soon turning 27 and am in bitter realization that the years are working against me, physically speaking. I have a very compact body, at 177 cm.s I weigh around 94 kg.s even though I do not have a ...
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What is the equivalent of a 20 minutes hiit session in minutes of cardio?

How many minutes of cardio do you think I need to replace a 20 minutes hiit traditional session on a certain day that I suddenly want? (And I mean with the cardio of skipping rope at 70-85% of my ...
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Tips on un-racking weights for bench press

I'm about a month or two into the Stronglifts 5x5 programme and I've stalled on my bench-press. I'm stalling because I can't unrack the bar for the 5th set, the 4th set was pretty easy once I'd ...
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What different is going on in the initial stage of a cyclic ketogenic diet than after each 'carb up' weekend?

With the cyclic ketogenic diet, initially it takes roughly 2 to 4 weeks (or so I've been told) before the diet becomes easier and you start ketosis. I'm assuming that in this time the body is using up ...
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How to best burn 2-3 pounds of abdominal fat?

I workout 4 times a week, mainly power and weight exercises. I have a thin athletic build, but can't get rid of 2-3 pounds of fat around the abdomen that hide the 6 pack. What is the best exercise to ...
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Is sitting all day in anyway related to butt size?

I'm a programmer and I sit by the computer almost all day long, some days literally all day, and I heard that sitting all day is one reason why someone's butt can get bigger is that true? and if yes, ...
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What's a deadlift supposed to feel like?

I did my first "real" deadlift today, and, it's a very different feeling. Unlike a squat or a bench, where I clearly feel myself pushing against something, when I deadlifted (135 lbs, about what I'm ...
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Stability shoes causes pain when running

I have flat feet, and I went to a store for shoes recommendation. The guy then recommended Mizuno Wave Rider and I'd been wearing that for a few years. Did a few marathon, weekly runs and so on. As ...
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What's good technique to load plates when deadlifting?

I find it hard to load and unload plates when the bar is on the ground for deadlift. When the bar is on the rack, it's easy to put the 45 lbs on and off. But, when the bar is on the ground, it's ...
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Holding Breath while Exercising in Gym? [Weight Lifting Machines] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I breathe when lifting? I think that I unconsciously hold my breath while doing exercises involving different weightlifting machines in different positions. ...
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Tips on choosing a Stopwatch for interval training [closed]

I'm after a stopwatch for interval training (running). What features should I look for when buying one?
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Weighlifting shoes for a beginner

I'm getting into strength training, following the Starting Strength program, and they advise strongly to buy some weightlifting shoes. (Currently, I'm using some tough hiking sneakers, and don't feel ...
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What should I look for in a Starting Strength coach?

What should I look for in a coach? How do I find a good one? My goal is an occasional check up to help me with my form - price prevents regular sessions. I'm considering finding one of the Starting ...
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951 views

My back goes horizontal (forward) when squatting

When squatting, my back is too horizontal (forward). The bar goes forward of my toes. What should I do to correct this? Is it due to not keeping my lumbar tight enough? Also: I haven't checked ...
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What is the benefit of eating excess calories when strength training?

Is there a benefit to eating excess calories while strength training? Programs like Starting Strength suggest that a novice should be eating many calories in excess of what is needed, and that in the ...
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What is the best time of the day for High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)?

I have heard a lot about benefits of HIIT; however, nobody seems to address when is the best time for such activities. I got this question when watching "The secret life of your body clock" (BBC ...
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What is the most natural form of Vitamin D supplementation? [closed]

I'd like to take cod liver oil or something similar to boost my vitamin D levels (which are low). I want something totally natural. Is there any way to take cod liver oil without feeling the reported ...
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Is it normal when starting squats to not have flexible enough ankles?

I've read a lot lately that if I want to build a lot of strength and start thinking seriously about putting on some size that I should use squats as a core workout. I'm only 65kg (143 pounds) and have ...
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What is the difference between the diet and workout regimes of lingerie/underwear models and fitness enthusiasts/marathon runners?

I was curious as to what the difference was regarding the diet and workout regimes of underwear models compared to say marathon runners and fitness enthusiasts. Surely they both monitor nutrition to ...
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How do I strengthen my false grip to do a muscle-up?

I have been learning to do muscle up for past few week and still could not do one. For the past few weeks I have been using my legs to try and kick myself up, but still could not do a muscle up. I ...
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I'm rather flexible, how should I stretch my hamstrings?

When I'm standing I can have my hands flat on the floor and not feel much of a stretch in my hamstrings. Currently I've been lying on my back, and with one leg straight out in front, pull the other ...
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Will the pain from running in Vibrams on roads go away?

I have been running in Vibrams now for quite a while (up to 8 miles at a time, at a 8:20 pace). It is almost completely painless when I don't run on roads. However, when I do, my feet hurt as though I ...
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Can one be on a ketogenic diet and not go to the gym?

I was researching the ketogenic diet and as I understand it, it's basically the same as Atkins except that it allows for a high fat intake. Also, under a ketogenic diet you have days where you 'carb ...
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What constitutes a low carb diet?

What constitutes a low carb diet? I've been trying to limit daily intake of of carbohydrates in my diet to under 100g. Would limiting it even lower improve results in terms of weight loss? Also, ...

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